Gareth Jones takes up the role of deputy CEO

Gareth Jones takes up the role of deputy CEO

Online retailer Shop Direct, operator of the Very and Littlewoods brands, has promoted Gareth Jones to the role of deputy CEO.

The appointment is in addition to Jones's existing role of group retail and strategy director, the company said today (17 October), where he is responsible for e-commerce, customer intelligence, marketing, trading and creative across the group's six digital department store brands.

He is also overseeing the development of Very Exclusive, the group's new luxury etail brand.

Alex Baldock, group CEO, said: "This appointment is recognition for everything Gareth has put in at Shop Direct. He's a trusted colleague, an outstanding leader, a great ambassador for the business, and is playing a central role in building a world class digital retailer here. I'm delighted for him."